depressed about being single
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|Sun, 03-16-2014 - 8:15am|
Hi, I hope one of you single girls can give me some good advice about how to get over being depressed about being single. I'm 47, divorced with a 16 year old son. I divorced in 2001 and I've had a few long term relationships since then but they were basically friends with benefits deals with guys who didn't want to commit and were just in it for the sex.
I'm at the point where I'm obsessed with finding someone. All the women at work are married and they're always talking about their husbands and their vacation plans and it totally depresses me. I often go to work feeling very depressed about being single. All I seem to think about is being single and how depressed I am.
I do have alot to be thankful for. I work out and I'm healthy and in good shape, I have a wonderful teenage son who has never got into trouble and he's great, I have a girlfriend who is available to hang out at the single's dances, etc., any time and she's in the same situation I am.
I was also single from age 20 to 26 and I was totally depressed all that time until I met my husband.
I'm taking anti-depressants now and they're helping but I just wish I could stop feeling so sorry for myself and being so depressed.
Please, anyone who knows how to snap out of this I'd love your advice. I've seen therapists but I don't think there's any cure for this.